Other names: Frederick
Locations in this story: Blandford, DorsetSt. James, Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Frederick Belbin was born in Blandford, Dorset, on 26th October 1890 and baptised there on 21st November 1890, the son of Harry (or Henry) Belbin and Elizabeth Belbin (née Tucker). By 1901 the family had moved to 11 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Frederick enlisted with the 2/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 201837), later transferring to the 1st Battalion of the Essex Regiment (Service No. 59152). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Sarah Ann Dora Stacey in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 7th July 1919. The 1921 Census shows him living in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, working as a Painter and Decorator and later by the 1939 Register he was recorded at 'Glencot', Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, still working as a Decorator. His death was registered in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 11 Feb 1961 and he was later buried at St. John's Church, Enmore Green on 16 Feb 1961. Of Frederick's brothers, George Reginald Belbin, also served and survived but regrettably both Charles Belbin and William John Belbin died during the conflict.